Simeon Andrews a valued comrade sadly missed
Women, offending and gender sensitive practice

Just over a year ago I was diagnosed with a chronic and life changing condition which has resulted in re-adjusting my life to fit with the demands of the new me. This led to me contacting my union rep Esther
Barton for advice and advocacy.

At a time in my life when I have felt my most vulnerable her support has been incredible. After the initial
flurry of support in 2017, she kept in touch checking I was ok then more recently alongside members from D.A.W.N in response to a particularly difficult situation she has advocated and fought hard to ensure I was treated fairly and with dignity and respect.

I am convinced without her support I would have probably just left my job. I would like to give Esther the BIGGEST pat on the back, she really goes the extra mile.  — Lucinda

This regular feature is your chance to share that thanks with colleagues. Plus you and your ‘nominee’ (excluding Napo employees of course) will get the added bonus of being put forward for the ‘Napo Pats on Their Backs’ prize draw, sponsored by Napo Extra – with a prize for the winner of £75 to spend on any or a combination of Napo Extra deals.  (See terms and conditions below).

Send us your vote of thanks, for publication in the Napo Magazine to  with the subject heading ‘Pats on Their Back 2018’. Keep your ‘praise’ to 150 words or less and don’t forget to let us have contact details so we can get back in touch with you.  Also don’t forget to check with your ‘Patee’ before writing in.

*Napo Extra is offering both winners a reimbursement up to the value of £75 of any purchase made through the scheme. Winners will be required to provide proof of purchase to redeem the prize which will be made promptly by cheque or BACS transfer

1 Comment

  1. Stephen Davies says:

    This shows that by working together the union and D.A.W.N can facilitate change that improves peoples lives for the better. Well done Esther and thank you Lucida for the mention.

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